Peptide Therapy

INTRO TO PEPTIDE THERAPY

Peptide Therapy is a treatment meant to improve the quality of life and longevity in patients by reversing the effects of aging. Many people have turned to this exciting therapy to enjoy improved sleep, increased muscle mass, renewed sex drive, and an overall slowing of the aging process. The procedure employs specific amino acid sequences called peptides that communicate with different body parts. They do their part to enhance bodily functions by binding the receptors on the cell’s surface, where they signal optimal messages for health improvements. The results enhance physical performance, emotional balance, and mental well-being. The therapy is gaining more traction among physicians and patients alike as it is a highly effective treatment.

PEPTIDES OFFERED

At MMC Wellness, we specialize in providing targeted peptide therapies designed to enhance various aspects of health and well-being. We are located at 130-8780 Blundell Rd, Richmond, BC, and we serve the Metro Vancouver area in BC, Connect with us info@mmcwellness.

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SERMORELIN

Sermorelin is a growth hormone-releasing peptide consisting of 29 amino acids. Sermorelin functions by acting on the pituitary gland, encouraging it to produce and release more human growth hormone, or hGH. Although hGH plays its most essential role during early development in childhood and adolescence, it continues to contribute to the health of tissues and organs into adulthood. Low levels of hGH can lead to symptoms such as decreased energy levels, poor sleep, accumulation of body fat, loss of muscle mass, loss of bone density, and a reduced sense of well-being. With Sermorelin, we can mitigate the effects of low GH and ensure optimal health so that you can feel at your best.

Is Sermorelin meant to be used continuously?

Whether you decide to use Sermorelin continuously is completely up to you! The most important thing is that you are seeing improvements in your quality of life. Some of our clients prefer to take it continuously. In contrast, others make use of peptide therapy on a semi-regular basis whenever they feel they need some help to regain some energy and vigour in their daily life.

How long does it take for benefits to appear?

When taking Sermorelin, the first effect you will notice is improvements in the amount and quality of sleep you can achieve. These effects typically appear within a few days of beginning therapy. The other effects, such as increased stamina, strength, and improvements in body composition, will become visible soon after, between several days and two weeks after beginning therapy.

Are there any side effects?

Sermorelin has an excellent adverse effect profile. Your physiology is perfectly capable of regulating the medication, as it is very similar to the peptides and hormones that would otherwise be present in your body. You may experience some adverse effects related to self-injection, such as local irritation. However, Sermorelin is perfectly safe and comes with very minimal, if any, side effects.

BREMELANOTIDE

Bremelanotide, also known as PT-141, is a peptide used to improve the intimate lives of men and women. Originally derived from Melanotan II as a tanning agent, bremelanotide was also found to enhance feelings of sexual arousal. Women using bremelanotide can expect significant improvements in sexual desire and enjoyment. Men using bremelanotide can expect to see improvements in sexual desire, sexual function, and treatment of erectile dysfunction. Bremelanotide is now used in the functional medicine industry as an alternative to drugs such as Viagra and Cialis. Unlike these medications, which act on the vascular system, Bremelanotide directly increases sexual desire via the nervous system. Bremelanotide can be used by both men and women seeking greater enjoyment in their intimate lives.

Can I become addicted to bremelanotide?

Bremelanotide is not addictive. It can be used regularly without any risk of dependence.

What’s the difference between this peptide and drugs like Viagra?

Drugs such as Viagra and Cialis enhance the effect of nitric oxide and, thus, stimulate blood flow. Unlike these drugs, bremelanotide increases sexual arousal by directly stimulating the central nervous system rather than the vascular system. 

How do I use bremelanotide?

Bremelanotide is available in a nasal spray or self-injection. For self-injection, patients are directed to self-inject the medication subcutaneously, meaning under the skin, 30-60 minutes before sexual activity.

How often can I use bremelanotide?

It is not recommended that bremelanotide be used more than eight times in a month or more than once in 24 hours. 

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COPPER PEPTIDE

Copper peptide, otherwise known as GHK-Cu, is a naturally occurring complex of peptides and copper. Copper peptides play a variety of roles throughout the body, including wound healing, reducing inflammation, stimulating collagen production, and stimulating blood vessel growth, to name just a few. Its most significant impact on our health, however, is in its function of signalling issue remodelling, which removes damaged and scarred tissue and replaces it with newer, healthier tissue. These effects do not last, however, as levels of copper peptide decrease with age, producing some of the symptoms we commonly associate with ageing. By supplementing a healthy lifestyle with Copper peptide, you can enhance your body’s ability to heal and stay youthful.

How do I use copper peptides for the best results?

Copper peptide is available both in a cream or self-injection. We recommend using it as a night cream after washing your face. Begin by slowly incorporating its use into your existing skincare routine to test how your skin tolerates the new product. For example, you may begin by using our copper peptide cream on alternating nights. From then, you may increase the frequency of the application. 

Are there side effects to copper peptide?

Copper peptide has a safe adverse effect profile. However, it is important to remember that copper is a trace mineral. As such, administration in authorized quantities may lead to gastrointestinal discomfort. Never use more than the amount prescribed to you by your doctor.

Can I use copper peptide alongside other skincare products?

Absolutely! Copper peptide can be the base of a healthy skincare routine or something used less frequently alongside other skincare products. We recommend using copper peptide three times per week, but you are more than free to use it more often!

FAQs

PEPTIDE THERAPY BENEFITS
IMPROVED ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE

Peptide therapy can improve athletic performance by enhancing muscle mass, stimulating fat loss, and ensuring your physiology is operating as it should be! These factors can all independently and jointly produce improvements in athletic performance, whether it be on the court, field, pitch, or otherwise!

ACCELERATED RECOVERY

Peptide therapy can improve your ability to recover by healing soft tissues and raising levels of physiological markers to their optimal range, ensuring that your body can clear out metabolic waste and deal with the effects of intense exercise more readily and efficiently!

SUPPORT FOR WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

By stimulating muscle growth and fat-burning, peptide therapy can help you achieve your weight goals.

WOULD I BE A GOOD CANDIDATE

Healthy men and women can take advantage of peptide therapy. The treatment is meant to help those looking for a gentler way to age. It can be used effectively and safely on a wide range of candidates. If you live an active lifestyle and are looking for an easier way to manage weight and health concerns, peptide treatment could be the solution for you. To learn more about its benefits, take the first step in scheduling a consultation with Dr. Jiang. Our medical staff will help you through every step of the way.

PERSONAL CONSULTATIONS AT MMC

Your consultation will take place inside our relaxing offices in Richmond or Burnaby. MMC Wellness was birthed out of MMC Doctor’s sincere interest in providing patients with nothing less than high-quality care. Don’t take our word for it! We have built a track record of high marks from patients just like you who seek our help.
When you arrive for your initial consultation, MMC doctor will meet with you to better understand what you’re looking for and how we can help you achieve it. He will ask you a series of questions regarding your health and current medications.
MMC Doctor will then develop a treatment plan that is right for you. If you cannot reach our office or are an out-of-towner, we can meet you online with a virtual consultation.

HOW MUCH DOES PEPTIDE THERAPY COST

The cost of peptide therapy will vary from person to person and will depend on factors such as your condition and the type of treatment you seek. As such, the details of the final cost will be determined and discussed during your private consultation.

HOW TO GET STARTED WITH MMC WELLNESS
BOOKING PROCESS

Our process begins with booking an initial consultation with our healthcare team. During your initial consultation, Dr. Jiang and MMC’s healthcare team will assess your concerns and goals to determine a treatment plan. Once your consultation is booked, we may also requisition some blood work for you to complete before your consultation. This is meant to help your healthcare team make informed decisions regarding your treatment plan.

 

FEES AND PAYMENT OPTIONS

Our initial consultation does come with an initial consultation fee of $200 CAD, which can be processed on our booking website or over the phone. This consultation fee can be waived and put towards the cost of treatment.

CAN PT BENEFIT BODYBUILDERS AND ATHLETES?

Yes! Peptide therapy has grown in popularity in fitness circles. It can help the fitness community gain a competitive edge as the effects of age can slow things down.

IS PEPTIDE THERAPY SAFE?

Peptide contains naturally present ingredients that have helped numerous patients look and feel young again. Be assured that the treatment has the backing of the FDA. Patients who are having injection treatments will need to do it every day, but this can be reduced as determined by Dr. Jiang.

IS PEPTIDE THERAPY GOOD FOR YOU?

Peptide therapy allows for the healthy production of growth hormones in the body. They are important for our growth, cell regeneration, and production. With PT, the body can enrich hormone levels similar to when you were younger. It provides the aging body with increased muscle mass and a boosted metabolism which helps burn fat.

IS PT A STEROID?

It is easy to mix the two as they both provide patients with increased muscle mass and density. However, their chemical composition is remarkably different. While steroids increase muscle, it comes with a host of side effects that PT does not. With steroid use, you may feel bouts of anger, develop female-like breasts, and the hormonal imbalance is much more evident.

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